Lexis (MIMS Founder)

Lexis (MIMS Founder)

(Montreal) Lexis is a Montreal based DJ and the founder MusicIsMySanctuary.com (2007) and 24 Hours of Vinyl (2011). He has been djing since 2000 and a music lover / nerd since day 1! For more info check out: www.musicismysanctuary.com/djlexis

Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Loleatta Holloway “Casanova” (1975)

Soul

Oh mannn. What an absolutely glorious cover version of Ruby Andrews’ “Casanova” in 1968. One of the cases where the cover is much better than the original (in our humble opinion)

Loleatta Holloway who passed away this year is one of the overlooked queen vocalists of Soul, Gospel, Rare Groove Funk, New York Underground Disco and 90’s House.

Loleatta is one of those classic club music singers like Jocelyn Brown, who had that throaty, church- Gospel kind of yell that they used to accent the song’s situation. She added that accent more after her days as an R&B singer on the Aware record label on which this amazing track was released in 1975.

Loleatta Holloway - Casanova